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Growing Concern For Smoking

Smokers have much higher odds of developing bladder cancer than previously believed according to new research from the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Neal D. Freedman, an investigator with the institute and an author of the study claims that they have found that current smokers were four times as likely to develop bladder cancer compared with people who never smoked and that former smokers had 2.2 times the risk. While cigarettes are more typically associated with lung cancer, researchers have known for years that smoking also raises the risk of bladder cancer among both men and women. Previous studies based on people who smoked prior to the 1990's had put the risk for smokers at about three times the risk seen among nonsmokers. The researchers are speculating that this new, larger risk may be a reflection of the more toxic chemicals added to cigarettes nowadays--some of which may specifically have a link to bladder cancer.

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Did she really do it?

The murder case of Amanda Knox, an American who was convicted of killing and being involved (along with others) in the sexual assault of her roommate in 2007 was acquitted by an Italian Jury. Now, Knox has appealed her conviction for slander, as she wrongfully accused Italian police of beating a confession out of her

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I got abducted this weekend!

Well, I felt like I did after previewing the book, "Who Believes in Roswell-Discovering the Profile of the Roswell Believer." Frank Borzellieri's book is a good read if, for no other reason, the foreword was written by George Noory.

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Busted Bronco
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Rebuilding his life, 1 page at a time

just finished reading Ex-MSU coach Joe Obrien's sobering life story, "Busted Bronco: From Addition to Redemption" and it truly was a page turner. I think I read it in two days and it actually is "one of those books you don't WANT to put down. Joe is going to join me on the Puffman Show this Friday afternoon at 4:35 and I'm more than anxious to have him on my program. Joe's the guy, who while coaching at MSU back in 2001, was arrested down in Townsend, charged with operating a ring bringing meth into Bozeman, and spending over two years in the federal slammer.

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Welcome back Norma

Long time Montana broadcasting icon Norma Ashby is joining me this afternoon (Monday) on the Puffman Show. If it's a happening event, Norma is never NOT involved. Norma is a lot of things but she's no Dear Abby. That's okay because Norma is Event C0-chair when the Great Falls Ad Club brings the world's #1 columnist to Great Falls. That's right, the world's Number One Syndicated Columnist is on her way to Great Falls. Dear Abby, whose name is Jeanne Phillips, will be the first celebrity to take part in the first "Ad Club Celebrity Celebration" on Saturday, October 1st at the Heritage.

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It’s Strikingly True

"Strikingly True"! That's the title of the latest book from Ripley's Believe It or Not and I'll be giving away a brand new hard cover coffee table version of the book this afternoon (Monday) on the Puffman Show at 4:35 right after I interview Edward Meyer from Ripleys. Edward's the VP of Exhibits & Archives and he's one of my favorite guests to interview. The man i

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Legendary football coach to be discussed on Puffman Show!

Most of you know that my middle name is "sports" and I'll be adding to that legend this afternoon (Friday) at 4:35PM when I talk with John Greenburg. Greenburg probably knows as much or more about sports as I do as he already written several book on legendary college football teams and hall of fame coaches

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How you going to keep them down on the farm

My friend Gary Gollehon checked in with me today as I try to keep in contact with Gary, especially this time of year, to see what's going on with harvest. I understand that some of the custom cutters have moved north of the border into the Lethbridge area . They report that they tried the canola but it was too green at this time. They think/hope that tomorrow (Tuesday) that the spring wheat will be ready. Meanwhile down in Texas, it's still dry with no rain in sight. In fact, one of the guys says that it's hot enough that the ground temperature is so hot that it is impossible to take a drink of water from the tap, as they do not bury their lines very deep. Therefore, the ground temperature heats up the water in the pipes and gives them warm water in the cold water tap! I think we should send Mayor Bonderud down there to show them how to run a water department! There is also concern with the abandoned wheat acres that were never harvested since the ground is so hard that you can't get a danged plow into the ground, as they need to work the abandoned acres to bury the seed. Over in Oklahoma, the producers planted many acres of cotton which is considered to be a drought tolerant crop.

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Thoughts of this weekend

With this Sunday marking the 10th anniversary of perhaps the worst tragedy our country has ever experienced, I thought I would put in a call to my friend Peter Franklin, better known as the Gabby Cabby, that wacky New York City cab driver who's been a frequent guest on the Puffman Show for the past 13 years here in Shelby and before that, probably 10 years when I was working on the East Coast. I remember calling Pete 10 years ago a day or two after 911 and being relieved that he and h

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List of Victims of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
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9/11 Victims – We remember!

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks claimed the lives of 2,977 victims. The name of each victim is listed below.

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He’s a busted bronco

don't know how many of you read the cover story in this Tuesday's Great Falls Tribune but it caught my attention. It was headlined "Convicted felon seeks redemption" and it was a lengthy article about former Montana State football assistant coach Joe O'Brien. I recall reading the Associated Press news article on the air back in 2003 when O'Brien was nabbed by a swarm of cops down in Townsend, Montana. O'Brien had been coaching at MSU at the time. I had really forgotten all about the story or whatever became of him until Tuesday's article caught my attention.  Long story short...O'Brien served over two years and a quarter years (28 months) in the federal slammer for bringing an estimated 360 grams of meth into Gallatin County from a connection in California.

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Time to fly Old Glory

This coming Sunday, September 11th, we are all being encouraged to display an American flag outside our homes, apartments, offices, and stores. I believe that all of us should make it our duty this Sunday to display Old Glory on this 10th anniversary of one of this country's worst tragedies. I found myself watching some "clips" last evening on CNN and living it all over again.

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